Oregon has come into an unexpected windfall, and now it’s up to lawmakers to figure out what to do with it.
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Oregon legislative leaders on Friday released their own plan for grappling with the financially troubled pension system for the state’s public employees — and it has some key differences from the proposal offered last month by Gov. Kate Brown.
The state’s largest business organization made a stunning pivot Monday night in pulling its opposition to the largest tax proposal in front of the 2019 Legislature.
SALEM — Oregon’s legislators are halfway around their political track in Salem and major reforms in taxation, environment and education remain in the works. They now have about 90 days to finish their work and go home.
On the surface, life is back to normal in the Oregon Capitol.
A man walks by the Oregon Capitol in Salem on Jan. 22, 2019, the first day of the legislative session.
SALEM — Oregon on Thursday enacted the nation’s farthest-reaching law limiting rent increases and restricting no-fault evictions, providing immediate protection to roughly 1 million renters across the state.
SALEM — Claims that legislative leaders mishandled sexual harassment reports cast a shadow over the Capitol this week as lawmakers gathered to kick off the 2019 Legislature.
In compiling a damning report airing the Oregon Capitol’s dirty laundry, investigators failed to do their due-diligence and interview key witnesses, House Speaker Tina Kotek said Friday.
In this Feb. 13, 2015, file photo, Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney, left, and Speaker of the House Tina Kotek confer at the Capitol in Salem.